‘US laws allow crackdown on protests’

“I’m sure that there are obscure laws in our history that allow the president or the military to deploy to quell domestic confrontations or protests, but also history in our country of the United States has said that the military is to be outside of any domestic protestation that takes place on American soil,” Tighe Barry, a member of CODEPINK from Washington, told Press TV on Saturday.

“I think it’s a very good possibility [for a military coup] because we see the way they twist and turn the laws of our nation,” Barry stated.


A recent instruction by the US Department of Defense alters the code applying to the military, and allows American forces to suppress domestic protestations that take place on the country’s soil without any prior authorization from the White House.

The instruction, which was initially issued in February, outlines the Defense Department’s policy regarding the “support to Federal, State, tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances within the United States.”

The proposed policy change essentially seeks to replace Posse Comitatus Act, which was signed into law in 1878, and prohibits the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement “except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress.”

Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the US president would deploy armed forces domestically under extreme circumstances, but the Congress has to review the action every 14 days.

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‘US laws allow crackdown on protests’

“I’m sure that there are obscure laws in our history that allow the president or the military to deploy to quell domestic confrontations or protests, but also history in our country of the United States has said that the military is to be outside of any domestic protestation that takes place on American soil,” Tighe Barry, a member of CODEPINK from Washington, told Press TV on Saturday.

“I think it’s a very good possibility [for a military coup] because we see the way they twist and turn the laws of our nation,” Barry stated.


A recent instruction by the US Department of Defense alters the code applying to the military, and allows American forces to suppress domestic protestations that take place on the country’s soil without any prior authorization from the White House.

The instruction, which was initially issued in February, outlines the Defense Department’s policy regarding the “support to Federal, State, tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances within the United States.”

The proposed policy change essentially seeks to replace Posse Comitatus Act, which was signed into law in 1878, and prohibits the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement “except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress.”

Under the Insurrection Act of 1807, the US president would deploy armed forces domestically under extreme circumstances, but the Congress has to review the action every 14 days.

MP/HSN

Source Article from http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05/19/304274/us-laws-allow-crackdown-on-protests/

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